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Removing Hope Suspenstion Hub Spacers.

jedi_masterjedi_master Posts: 886
edited July 2009 in MTB workshop & tech
I have the replacement bearings for my hope suspension hub and the support bush to knock the new bearings in but I can't seem to get the spacers off each side, I am trying to get them off without clamping them in a vice as I don't want to damage the red anodising. Any one got any ideas? I have tried to lever them off from the back with a small flat screwdriver and I have tried tapping the axle from the opposite side with a rubber mallet but that doesn't seem to work either.

The spacers look like this but in red http://www.chainreactioncycles.com/Mode ... elID=18784

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  • nicklousenicklouse Posts: 81,520 Lives Here
    pull more.
    "Do not follow where the path may lead, Go instead where there is no path, and Leave a Trail."
    Parktools :?:SheldonBrown
  • jedi_masterjedi_master Posts: 886
    Tried that still won't budge. Its not really that easy to grip as your fingers slide off as your pulling.
  • pdidpdid Posts: 1,065
    I used an adjustable pipe wrench. If it`s been a while since you had them off then i`m afraid your not gonna be able to shift them with just your hands.
  • jedi_masterjedi_master Posts: 886
    pdid wrote:
    If it`s been a while since you had them off then i`m afraid your not gonna be able to shift them with just your hands.

    They have never been taken off before.
  • nicklousenicklouse Posts: 81,520 Lives Here
    they are just a push fit with an O ring for friction.

    like i said pull more.
    "Do not follow where the path may lead, Go instead where there is no path, and Leave a Trail."
    Parktools :?:SheldonBrown
  • AndyAndy Posts: 8,207
    Nick is used to giving things a big tug so trust him on this one.
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